Visual Field Test

Visual Field Test

-Temporal: toward your ear

-Nasal: toward your nose

-Superior: upper, or above center

-Inferior: lower, or below center

The terms you provided accurately describe the directions used in a visual field test. Here’s a summary:

  1. Temporal: Refers to the outer side of the visual field, toward the temples or ears.
  2. Nasal: Refers to the inner side of the visual field, toward the nose.
  3. Superior: Refers to the upper portion of the visual field, above the center point.
  4. Inferior: Refers to the lower portion of the visual field, below the center point.

These directional terms are used to describe the location and extent of visual field defects or abnormalities during a visual field test. By assessing the patient’s ability to see objects in different areas of their visual field, healthcare professionals can evaluate and diagnose various conditions affecting vision, such as glaucoma, optic nerve damage, or neurological disorders.